With the newest adoption of science standards in Alabama, teachers find themselves facilitating science and engineering practices.
Now students are to ask questions and define problems, develop and use models, plan and carry out investigations, analyze and interpret data, use mathematical and computational thinking, construct explanations and design solutions, engage in argument from evidence, and obtain, evaluate, and communicate information.
Students are now authentically doing the work of scientists and engineers.
So where do you start with such a task? SAFETY!
Since students are the ones doing the work, it is more important than ever before to protect the students and yourself. Two goals I have this school year in the science lab are:
- To keep everyone safe.
- And to learn while having fun.
Check out the videos available for download on this website (Pie in Face, Don’t Touch That, and Where Did the Water Go). These videos are demonstrations that will start you off with this No. 1 goal of safety in mind.
Another great resource can be found at: http://www.csss-science.org/downloads/scisaf_cal.pdf
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me.